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I have Black Soot coming from the heating vents in my apartment.

Why?

My heat is gas heat/forced hot air and the vents are up high, so this light black dusint is covering everything.

I am a renter, so is this my problem or should I notify the Landlord?

How do I rectify the problem?

Is there a safety hazard here?

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  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    I hope someone can answer this soon. I am having exactly the same problem and my vents are also high up so everything gets a slight tint of black soot

  • awright912 Jan 09, 2009

    I have black soot coming from my gas heating vent also. My vents are located on the lower wall near the floor and the carpet and everything around the vent is covered with a black dust. I also rent and am wondering who is suppose to take care of this-me or my lanlord?....

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    Laura Homan Kozak Apr 15, 2013

    Are you burning candles..............................

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Danger..........You guys both have a problem with incomplete combustion and or a possible heat exchanger breech..carbon monoxide is a very great possibility...don't mess around with it call the fire department and force the landlord to repair it.

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